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IPL 2022: Fans Went Berserk After Ravi Ashwin Got Retired Out In Team’s Interest

“Ashwin is Isaac Newton of cricket”, wrote a fan hailing the smartness of Ravi Ashwin, who has once again managed to grab all the attention with his tactical game awareness as he became the first cricketer in IPL history to get retire-out.

Well, during the ongoing IPL 2022 match between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants, the fans witnessed Ravi Ashwin becoming the first batter in IPL history to be tactically retired out.

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R Ashwin walked out to bat at number 6 when his side was struggling at 67/4 in 9.5 overs. He joined hands with Shimron Hetmyer and together they rebuilt the innings, adding 68 runs for the fifth wicket.

Ravi Ashwin was playing on 28 runs off 23 balls, when he decided to walk back to the pavilion, allowing Riyan Parag to join Shimron Hetmyer in the middle. He was batting on 28 off 23 balls when he gave the opportunity to Riyan Parag to finish off the innings.

For the unversed, retired out is a tactical move, where a batter can’t come back once retired. It is entirely opposite to the retired hurt. When a batter walks back into the dressing room without being adjudged out by the umpire and not being injured, he is referred to as retired out in cricket.

Well, Ashwin’s tactical move worked out perfectly for Rajasthan Royals as they posted a target of 165/5 on the scoreboard at the end. Even Shimron Hetmyer was also left stunned after the brilliant trick by the talented player and he expressed the same feeling after their innings. He said:

“I literally have no idea about that retire-out decision from Ashwin! It was a good decision in the end… We are in with a very good chance. The ball isn’t coming on well,”

Meanwhile, fans on social media went berserk after Ashwin decided to walk back to the pavilion. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone was left stunned by his move.

Here, check out the reactions of twitterati to this:

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Unnati Madan

Unnati Madan is a senior cricket writer, with more than 5 years of experience in cricket writing. Here you will some of the most entertaining cricket news, tweet-reports and cricket stories by Unnati. She also takes keen interest in poetry and has been awarded as the 'Writer of the year' by Quora.

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